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The Orion capsule will only be on this trip for three weeks.

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has successfully returned to Earth after a nearly 26-day mission around the Moon.

The Orion capsule splashed into the Pacific Ocean after re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, slowing its parachute descent.

This was a test without astronauts, but next time the spacecraft will perform a manned mission.

NASA is planning more complex missions with the Orion crew capsule.